In deep blue, Bernie Sanders’ Vermont, Trump supporters are speaking their mind – even when their signs are defaced.
"Near sundown on an otherwise quiet Sunday a few weeks before the November 2016 presidential election, Boyden gazed out the front window of his small home in the Burlington suburb of Williston. Parked at the end of Boyden’s driveway — where he erected a 2-by-5-foot sign proclaiming his allegiance to Trump — was a police car with its red and blue lights pulsating.
The sign was gone. What happened next says as much about the improvisational style of Vermont politics as what it’s like to be a Trump supporter in a state where disdain for the president seems as common as maple syrup and ski resorts. Handcuffed at the end of Boyden's driveway was Rashid H. Atweh, 23, of nearby Essex. Cops arrested Atweh for destroying Boyden's Trump sign. Or as Boyden noted in a recent interview: “He cut the whole cotton-picking thing out of its frame.”
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